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Are you seeking a new entry-level biomedical engineer that can immediately contribute to your work force?

Part of the challenge of finding a new entry-level engineer is that it can often take months, if not years, for them to become seasoned contributors to your product line. Imagine if you could hire an entry-level engineer that knew your product space from the FDA regulatory hurdles behind a product deployment to the intellectual property and competitive landscape of the field. Our industry-oriented graduate MS program strives to better prepare individuals for your industry so that they can hit the floor running when hired. 

This is truly an exciting time to be in the Center for Medical Technology & Innovation within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester. The growth of the CMTI is part of the strategic mission of the University of Rochester that furthers the ties between the Medical Center and the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Our new MS program is like very few others in this country, but is quickly becoming the new way of thinking about training biomedical engineers that are better prepared to contribute significantly to their fields immediately following graduation. 

We focus the program on training a new cadre of biomedical engineers through hands-on experiences: 1) working with clinician partners in the hospital or clinical settings, 2) engaging with corporate biomedical device designers and manufacturers, and 3) in an academic program designed to raise awareness of the realities confronted by biomedical engineers working to design and test new biomedical devices in order to bring them to the market. The objective of this shift in thinking and in academic programming is to train biomedical engineers that are more adept at communicating with clinicians in order to identify unmet clinical needs and to evaluate how new medical innovations could improve patient care.

Why should you partner with us?

When you partner with us, we put our students in the path of your products — with your customers. They spend their first two months in the clinics of your customers evaluating unmet clinical needs in your space. From that point forward, students learn to consider design in a systematic customer-focused approach over the course of one or two semesters. In addition to offering the students an outstanding experience in design, testing and documentation, these projects may offer you an opportunity to develop solutions to your most vexing clinical, biomedical research or assistive technology problems. Teams are supervised by faculty and/or other experienced engineers, who provide technical and project management guidance. Students deliver prototypes, extensive reports and oral presentations to document results of testing and considerations for further implementation. Often, our teams and their customers work with our Office for Technology Transfer to disclose their inventions and consider patent applications, but we are also willing to work with inventors with previously disclosed concepts. At the end of the program, our students will not only better understand your product space but they may also have an intellectual property portfolio that is of interest to your company.

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